Alberta Residence Feature Wall
Surface Type: Slate | Products Used: Alkaline Cleaner, Premium Impregnating Sealer, Color Enhancing Sealer| Completed: May 2013
Applicator: Unique Sealing Solutions | Website: www.uniquesealingsolutions.ca | Email: email@example.com
This house in Alberta, Canada has just had a feature wall installed with Black Rundle slate in Fall 2012. Canada’s weather, known for its subzero temperature during winter, will certainly have an effect on the wall. The client wanted to have the wall protected from staining and weather damage. They also want to enhance the look of the slate without having a glass-like effect or a fake look. Moreover, the wall had suffered through a winter and construction of the house covered the feature wall with dirt and grime.
- Sealer must protect the surface against freeze-thaw damage
- Treated surface becomes easier to clean and stay looking good for longer
- Sealer must enhance the color of the stone, giving it a ‘wet’ look
- Sealer is permanent
THE STAIN-PROOF® SOLUTION:
Stacey Eklund from Unique Sealing Solutions showed the client a sample of STAIN-PROOF Color Enhancing Sealer, formerly known as INTENSIFIA™, in action and the client was sold on it. She also recommended cleaning the wall with STAIN-PROOF Alkaline Cleaner, formerly known as HANAFINN Oxy-Klenza™, prior to sealing.
STAIN-PROOF Alkaline Cleaner, a powerful, alkaline cleaner was used to clean the surface to ensure that all stains and marks are removed prior sealing. It is important to make the surface look just how the client want it to be before it is sealed as it may be impossible to remove stains after the surface is sealed.
Alkaline Cleaner removed all the dirt and grime that has built up from the construction of the house next door. The surface became clean and free of residue, ready to be sealed.
Premium Impregnating Sealer was used to protect the wall. Premium Impregnating Sealer will protect the wall from efllorescence, freeze-thaw damage, as well as make the surface easier to clean and maintain. Premium Impregnating Sealer comes with a 15-YEAR PERFORMANCE WARRANTY when the product is applied by an Accredited Applicator.
To enhance the look of the surface, Color Enhancing Sealer was used. There was something interesting about the application of Color Enhancing Sealer on the Black Rundle slate. Normally, Color Enhancing Sealer would be applied prior to Premium Impregnating Sealer. However, in the case of this particular stone, Color Enhancing Sealer is applied after Premium Impregnating Sealer. This goes to show how important it is to test the product on a sample or a small incospicuous area before treating the whole area.
Color Enhancing Sealer is the ultimate combination of enhancer and impregnating sealer, providing deep colour enrichment plus unrivalled water and oil repellence. The UV-resistant enhancer will not discolour crack or peel over time. Color Enhancing Sealer retains the wet slip resistance and breathability of surfaces. The enhancer is also environmentally responsible producing low VOCs throughout its exceptional 5+ year lifespan.
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